Starting the day with a clear mind and heart- free from the clutter from yesterday.
My last evening task, before soaking in the sweet faces of my little dreamers,
is to make sure my home is in order.
Nothing starts my day off worse than waking to a sink full of dishes, pillows on the floor surrounding the sofa, and clothes baskets full of wrinkled laundry.
There have been evenings that I didn't practice this principle, and instead of smiling at the little faces greeting me in the early morning, I was grumbling and shooing them away so I could tidy what was left from the last day's mess.
My rest is so much sweeter when I know I get to start the next day fresh and clean.
Not only does my heart need a new beginning, but my home needs a new beginning as well.
I love seeing toys around and knowing that I have six sets of hands that enjoy them,
but when I wake in the morning and prepare myself for the day ahead,
I need a clean slate- completely.